E.coli outbreak in Colorado and New York, Recall of Bison Meat by Rocky Mountain Natural Meats

Rocky Mountain Natural Meats recalled 66,000 pounds of bison and buffalo meat after a cluster of E. coli illnesses in Colorado were linked to the product. Health authorities have identified 5 illnesses in Colorado and one illness in New York in people who consumed the product. A full list of the recalled products with is available on the FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) website. The products were produced between May 21, 2010 and May 27, 2010, and distributed to retail establishments nationwide. Food service distributors in Utah and Arizona also received the product. Although the sell-by dates have passed, FSIS wants to remind consumers that they may have the product in their freezers. Any product on-hand should be discarded.

On July 7, Rocky Mountain Natural Meats added another 776 pounds of meat to the recall.

Marler Clark has filed an E. coli lawsuit on behalf of a victim of the outbreak, and is assisting others with their cases.

Escherichia coli or E. coli is a bacterium that lives in the intestinal tracts of most mammals. Although many strains are harmless, a few are highly toxic and can lead to kidney failure and even death. Anyone experiencing E. coli symptoms such as abdominal cramps and acute diarrhea (which can become bloody) should immediately visit seek medical attention. Although there is no cure for E. coli, medical supervision is critical.

Marler Clark has been involved in every major E. coli outbreak in the US. The disease is extremely complex and dangerous, medical bills can be enormous, and life-long medical attention may be required. E. coli attorneys at Marler Clark can assist families dealing with the E. coli illnesses to understand what their options are and how to get help. You can contact us at 866-770-2032 or by filling out the contact form. (Over the Fourth of July weekend, the contact form will be faster.) There is no cost to you.

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